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Byline: The Register-Guard

Grad wins DECA presidency

Curtis Haley, a 2006 Willamette High School graduate, has been named the new international president of DECA, an association of more than 170,000 marketing students. His ties to DECA began as a freshman when he took a marketing class in order to work in the Willamette school store.

That led to DECA marketing competitions, state and international victories, the office of Oregon DECA president and, finally, a desire to lead the national organization. His $10,000 campaign at the recent national conference in Dallas paid off with a first-ballot victory.

With his election, Haley will postpone college for a year to focus on his duties, including traveling around the country speaking with corporate partners, giving workshops to DECA members and writing a column in the DECA newsletter. Haley plans a career in law and aspires to hold political office.

Students awarded $1,000

McKenzie Lodge No. 195 awarded $1,000 Earl Hulstrom and Clifford Payton Masonic Scholarships to the following 2006 graduates: Katie Hulse of South Eugene High School, Alexander Grimsley of North Eugene High School, Emma Batenhorst of Churchill High School, Timothy Poublon of Harrisburg High School and Emily Walden of Junction City High School.

Crow grad awarded $500

Jeremy Annett, a 2006 Crow High School graduate, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lane County Insurance Association.

Two earn academic honors

Two Roosevelt Middle School students earned top honors in the academic Talent Search, organized by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Brent Madden earned a second-place score in the Sixth Grade PLUS quantitative test, and Ian Doxsee earned a first-place score in the Seventh Grade SAT critical reading test and a second place in the combined test. Doxsee also won a one-course scholarship from the University of Oregon in recognition of his combined score. The students were among those honored in a June 3 state awards ceremony.

The Johns Hopkins center seeks to enroll academically able elementary and middle school students, who then are tested in December or January to give families a better idea of their talents. This year, more than 83,000 students participated in the talent search.
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Title Annotation:Schools; ACHIEVEMENTS
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 19, 2006
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